Tennis Teacher Resources
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What would it like to be the first person to achieve something? Read about Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, to win at Wimbledon, and more. Class members respond to questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text, and to connect the text to their own lives.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Toss & Catch Tennis
Toss & Catch Tennis is a simple drill to practice underhand tossing and catching of a tennis ball. There is no instruction in regards to making this a lesson, but this is a good drill for practicing some strategies. Players have to think about where and how to toss the ball to score a point against their opposing player.
3rd - 7th Physical Education
"Alleys" is a drill or game-like situation to practice what has already been taught in previous lessons. The tennis court is divided in half, left side and right side, so that each pair of players has an alley. The goal is to aim for the alley on the other side of the net to score points while continuing to rally back and forth.
5th - 12th Physical Education
New Review Tennis Balls in a Can
Make your classroom interesting by teaching or assessing through tasks. Deepen the understanding of Geometry and motivate young mathematicians. The task uses investigation with tennis balls and their container to prompt learners to use critical thinking skills.
9th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Crazy 8s (Tennis)
Practice those forehand and backhand tennis strokes. Here's an activity to practice hitting the ball diagonally across the court and also hitting the ball down the alley line. This figure eight drill can be challenging for young learners and would probably be most appropriate when the players can already perform the forehand and backhand reasonably well.
5th - 10th Physical Education
Here's a lead up drill that can be used to practice serving, scoring, and rotation on the court for tennis or badminton. Rings for tossing are used and help the class with movement on the court and hand-eye coordination. They practice strategy in order to score points in this fun practice drill.
6th - 10th Physical Education
No Racket Tennis
Students explore scoring and positioning of players on a tennis court during a game of tennis. after learning the basics behind the game, students will stand on a court and throw a ball back and forth to practice their positioning. This game is very successful for beginners or less able tennis players, who can still participate fully and learn well.
9th - 12th Physical Education
Seventh graders study deck tennis. For this lesson that can be adapted to teach movement, passing and positioning in any sport, 7th graders toss and catch a rubber ring, students of varying abuilities will be able to participate in this style of a game, and the activity works on motor and coordination skills.
After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering reflection questions.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Tennis Ball Can Relay
Practice throwing abilities by having your learners participate in a tennis ball race activity. In this physical education activity, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a random physical activity in order to move ahead.
2nd - 3rd Health
Throw A Tennis Ball Into The Service Court
Students are engaged in the introductory skills of playing tennis and develop the ability to overhead serve. They practice serving a ball over the net without a return being made. This is done to work on technique and speed of serving the ball.
6th - 12th Physical Education
Tennis Ball Tubes
Students determine whether the height of a tennis ball tube or the distance around the tube is greater, or whether they are the same. Using the formula for the circumference and diameter of a sphere, they discuss the word problem, and in small groups invent and carry out a method for solving the problem.
5th - 7th Math
Tennis - Individual Sports 2
Tennis anyone? There are many terms to learn in the game of tennis. Ace, rally, duece, fault, smash, and love? What does love have to do with tennis, or what does tennis have to do with love? Check out this presentation. It is very comprehensive in introducing all the terms and skills of the game.
6th - 12th Physical Education
Michael Chang: Practice
Michael Chang, a tennis star, discusses with Big Bird the importance of practice. This would be a good way to kick off a discussion on the need to practice in order to become good at something. It could be tied to a lesson on self-esteem.
2 mins Pre-K - K Social Studies & History